Valentines Day: An Origin Story

Nathaniel Pierce, Staff Writer~

A lot of people like Valentine’s Day, and a lot of people don’t. It oftentimes depends on whether or not they have a Valentine for the special holiday. It is considered to be a day of fun and celebration in the name of love; however, it did not start out that way. Read More

Lynchburg is for Lovers

Vicky Kuharski, Staff Writer~

It is that time of year again. Whether you are celebrating love with a significant other, your friends or hiding out until it is over, the City of Lynchburg has a slew of options to cater to any specific needs. Read More

She Said: Ridin’ Solo

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air. It makes me sick. Really, Feb. 14 is just a commercialized holiday for couples to show just how “in love” they are. What’s the point? Flowers die, and I don’t even really like chocolate. Nor am I interested in bearing witness to any sort of ooey-gooey public displays of affection. I guess I just like to avoid the dazed people walking around with stars in their eyes and hearts popping out of their chest. So, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I prefer being single. Even on Valentine’s Day. But you may be wondering what you can do as a single person on this day of love, other than mope around eating a tub of ice cream and envying all those cutesy couples you see on your Instagram. Well: Read More

Lynchburg College Celebrates Love

Disa Woodland, Copy Desk Chief~

On campus today, Feb. 14, the Student Activity Board is hosting a Valentine’s Day buffet from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The buffet is made of Valentine’s Day candy; you are welcome to eat as much as you can handle. The event will take place on the third floor in Drysdale Student Center. There will also be an opportunity to takes pictures, choose and stuff your own stuffed animal, as well as pick out some roses for yourself or that special someone. Read More

Political Perspective: Leader’s Lovers

Carter Elliott, Staff Columnist~

This Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be interesting to explore the past couple “First Family” relationships.

Starting with the Clinton’s, Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary were quite often seen together. Hillary, being one of the most active first ladies in United States History, traveled around the U.S. speaking to schools, churches and political groups. Like President Trump, Bill Clinton had a sex scandal while in office; however, they were handled quite differently. After Bill’s affair was made public, Hillary was always by his side, even making public statements in his favor. Read More

Nerd Factor: You Might be Dating a Super villain if…

Dr. Mike Robinson, LC Communications Prof.~

Supervillains are a deceptive lot, by definition.  They plot and scheme in anonymity for as long as they can. Such people are unlikely to be forthcoming in their personal lives.  Because the Nerd Factor cares deeply about your emotional well-being, here are some tips for telling if you might really be dating a supervillain:

If your sweetie’s idea of getting dressed up for an evening out involves rocking some thigh-high boots and a cape, then you might really be dating a supervillain. Read More

LC in History: The Match Factory

Dr. Clifton W. Potter, LC History Professor~

In 1903, the year that Josephus and Sarah LaRue Hopwood founded Virginia Christian College—now Lynchburg College and soon to be the University of Lynchburg—most of the institutions of higher learning in the United States were single sex.  However, a public distrust of coeducation did not deter Dr. Hopwood from pursuing what he considered “God’s divine plan,” but numerous barriers were in place on campus to deflect Cupid’s arrows. Read More